Pedestrian Deaths Rise

Distracted Drivers to Blame Pedestrian deaths rose by 10% in 2015, according to the Governors’ Association for Highway Safety. Plus, the nationwide rise coincides with a rise in local pedestrian deaths.  Auto accidents with pedestrians are up in DC, Montgomery and Prince George’s County. Driver Error Motor vehicle driver error continues to be the leading […]

Virginia Senate Bill Would Outlaw “Dooring” of Cyclists

Virginia Senate Bill Would Outlaw “Dooring” of Cyclists A new proposed bill in the Virginia Senate would fine motorists who “door” bicyclists. VA Senate bill #117 would amend Va. Code §46.2-818 to impose a $50 fine on anyone who opens a car door “unless it is reasonably safe to do so.” A Virginia House committee is […]

Talcum Powder Causes Ovarian Cancer, Jury Finds

Talcum Powder Causes Ovarian Cancer, Jury Finds A Missouri state jury has slapped drug manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), with a $72 million dollar verdict in St. Louis last week, finding that J&J’s talcum power caused deadly ovarian cancer in women, and that J&J knew about the danger, but hid it to keep profits rolling. […]

Do You Qualify for the NCAA Concussion Class Action Settlement?

Do You Qualify for the NCAA Concussion Class Action Settlement? Did you play an NCAA college sport? Do you suffer from Post-Concussion Syndrome? If so, the January 26, 2015 NCAA nation-wide class action settlement may right be for you. In a landmark lawsuit, plaintiff Adrian Arrington sued the NCAA on behalf of 4.4 million current and […]

Another Fatal Greyhound Bus Crash

Another Fatal Greyhound Bus Crash Washington, January 19, 2016 – California Highway Patrol is reporting a fatal Greyhound Bus crash on the San Jose Freeway, killing two passengers and injuring at least 18 others. One is a long series of Greyhound and other bus crashes in recent years. Bus companies like Greyhound are known as […]

6 Rules for Pool Safety

6 Rules for Pool Safety According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Council, over 300 children under the age of 5 die each year in the U.S. in swimming pool drownings. Another 2,000 visit the emergency room. In some cities, drowning is now the leading cause of death in the home for children under 5 […]

Are DC’s New Turf Fields Safe?

Artificial turf fields are popular, but are they safe? A new report by the Concussion Legacy Foundation has linked head injuries to poorly maintained turf fields. Fifteen percent of concussions are caused by the head hitting the turf, as opposed to player-to-player contact. Hardened turf fields, like hard natural grass fields, increase the risk of […]

5 Playground Lessons Every Parent Should Know

5 Playground Lessons Every Parent Should Know Playgrounds Come in 3 Sizes. Playground equipment must be age appropriate to be safe. National playground standards group kids into three developmental stages: 6-to-23 months (Tykes), ages 2-to-5 years (Little Folks), and 5-to-12 years (Kids). Choose the playground equipment that’s age-appropriate for your child. Inspect Your Playground. Playgrounds […]

7 Safety Tips for Winter Bike Rides

7 Safety Tips for Winter Bike Rides Slow Down when It’s Wet. Roads are slicker and wet rims reduce brake performance. Give yourself extra time and distance to complete your stopping safely. When there’s rain or snow, drag your brakes slightly before you have to stop, to clear off excess water from the rims. Check […]

Frank Gifford suffered from brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

CNN is reporting that former New York Giant and sportscaster Frank Gifford suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease associated with repetitive brain trauma. Originally, a disease of boxers, it has now been found in football players and other atheletes who experience repeated concussions or sub-concussive events. Ice Hockey, wrestling and other contact […]